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English

Etymology

Old English winter

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Noun

Singular
winter

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  1. Traditionally the fourth of the four seasons, typically regarded as being from December 21 to March 20 in Northern Hemisphere regions and from June 21 to September 20 in Southern Hemisphere regions. Usually marked by the applicable hemisphere of the planet being at its minimum angle of exposure to the Sun, resulting in short days and typically the time period with the lowest atmospheric temperatures for the region.

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Verb

Infinitive
to winter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

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-

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-

to winter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To spend the winter (in a particular place).
    When they retired, they hoped to winter in Florida.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

winter m. (plural -s /-s/)

  1. winter

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wintra-, probably representing a nasalised variant of Proto-Indo-European *wed- ( > English water, wet). Cognate with Old Frisian winter, Old Saxon winter (Dutch winter), Old High German wintar (German Winter), Old Norse vetr (Swedish vinter) and Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐍄𐍂𐌿𐍃; and, outside the Germanic languages, with Latin unda (wave) and Lithuanian vanduõ (water).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwinter/

Noun

winter m.

  1. winter (the season)

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